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National Archives’ Educators’ Open House

Announcing our first ever Educators’ Open House! Come find out what we offer for your classroom.

Why Did We Need a New Constitution?

For Constitution Day, your students can see the economic problems of the Articles of Confederation by reading this petition.

The First Act of the First Congress

The First Congress faced numerous tasks, but one thing was so important that it was the first act signed into law.

“His Highness, The President” and the First Congress: Moving Toward Republicanism

A congressional debate in 1789 about a title of nobility for the president was a turning point toward republicanism.

Congress Protects the Right to Vote: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

A lesson on the Voting Rights Act puts students in the shoes of members of Congress as they deliberated the bill.

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